For anyone interested in visiting the less frequented central area of beautiful Mallorca – what for me, at least, is the very heart and soul of the island – do read my latest article which appeared in last week’s issue of FT How to spend it magazine.
Visitors to Mallorca predictably head for the southwest coastal zones, Palma, the east coast or the rugged northwest but hardly ever glimpse the hugely interesting wine producing agricultural heartland. Towns such as Lloseta, Campos, Santa Maria, Binissalem, Inca, Manacor and Arta are full of wonderful historic and cultural delights. The added beauty of going ‘off piste’ is that roads are mostly clear, cafes and restaurants not groaning with tourists and prices are on the whole much fairer.
There are some glorious small hotels and retail delights in these zones too and some of the best restaurants on the island. It’s a wine lovers paradise and there are bodegas galore to explore. Aside from heavenly bijoux hostelries such as Pink Pepper Tree hotel in Lloseta or Font Santa Hotel with its hot thermal springs in Campos, one can book online for some lovely rural agros at Rustic Booking.
Another superb site is Mallorcan Tonic which has a fantastic portfolio of hotels and offers all sorts of deals and upgrades, particularly in the low season.
Whether you’re a newbie to the island or a seasoned Mallorca veteran, if you haven’t yet ventured into the island’s authentic and earthy heartland, go now before everyone gets wise to its charms!
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